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Mountain Views-News Saturday August 11, 2012 

From Arcadia’s Best:



September is National Senior Center Month which gives Arcadia Senior Services the opportunity 
to showcase their senior citizen activities at the Arcadia Community Center which 
is located at 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. The senior center awareness event will be held 
Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10am– 2pm. This event is a collaborative effort between 
the City of Arcadia and Methodist Hospital. There will be two featured guest speakers; Dr. 
Valerie Wren; Associate Clinical Professor at Western University. Dr. Wren will be presenting, 
“Vision and Fall Prevention” at 10:00am. Dr. R. G. Apelian, Board Certified Neurologist 
will speak on, “Understanding Stroke and How to Prevent it”. He will discuss risk factors for 
stroke, how to help prevent a stroke, warning signs, and how Methodist Hospital can help 
you if you have a stroke. This informative health presentation will take place from 1:00pm 
to 2:00pm. 

There will also be carotid artery screenings available and appointments begin at 9:00am and 
there is a $7.00 fee. Other health screenings include: balance & mobility, blood pressure, 
memory, vision and more. Support groups present will include: BRAILLE Institute, Mended 
Hearts, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, Caregiver (Santa Anita Family Services), Parkinson, Grief 
and Diabetes. Each vendor will have informational tables. The Community Services class 
instructors (zumba gold, aerobics, yoga and tai chi) will be giving short demonstrations. 
Lunch will be available from 11:30am – 12:30pm and tickets can be pre-purchased for $5.00. 
There are limited appointments available for the carotid artery screening and lunch so sign 
up early! This event is geared towards individuals age 50 and over. 

For additional information and to register for the lectures please call the Arcadia Community 
Center at 626.574.5130. 

The music industry, the Pasadena 
Pops, and many Arcadians are in 
shock today at the news the Pops 
conductor and multiple Grammy 
winner Marvin Hamlisch died suddenly 
Monday at the age of 68 after 
what is said to have been a short 


Hamlisch, principal Pops conductor 
and an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, 
Tony, Golden Globe and Pulitzer 
Prize winning composer-conductor 
who wrote “The Way We Were” 
and composed songs for “A Chrous 
Line,” was in the middle of the Pops 
first season as conductor of monthly 
summer concerts at the L.A. Country 
Arboretum. He had performed 
there as recently as July 21 and was 
next scheduled to lead the season finale 
Gershwin on the Green on Sept. 
8. Sources said Hamlisch had signed 
on to a three-year contract with the 
Pasadena Symphony and Pops, including 
summer concerts at the Arboretum, 
as recently as two weeks 


A guest conductor — Michael Krajewski – 
had already been scheduled for the upcoming 
Aug. 18 program of La Dolce Vita.


“A Pops spokesman said both remaining 
Pops programs will go on as scheduled, with 
details about the Sept. 8 concert to be announced 

 The Pasadena Symphony and POPS are both 
shocked and devastated to learn about Marvin 
Hamlisch’s sudden passing,” according to 
a media release today by the Pops.

 “Our thoughts and prayers are with his 
wife Terre, his family, and his friends and 

 “During his time in Pasadena, he was beloved 
in our community and made an enormous 
impact with everyone he encountered. 
He brought a tireless humor and enthusiasm 
to the stage, and was loved by our audience, 
musicians, and staff. Marvin propelled the 
Pasadena POPS into a new and successful 
era, guided by his contributions to the Great 
American Songbook carrying on the legacies 
of Richard Rogers and George Gershwin. His 
was a giant in American music and a true national 

 Marvin was here when we needed him with 
his vision and artistic guidance. He was a 
great friend and his music leaves an unforgettable 
legacy to the world. Marvin was a 
remarkable person and an incredible talent 
who will be dearly missed.”


Maestro Victor Vener, conductor of the California 
Philharmonic Orchestra that had to 
take its 14-year run of summer Festival on 
the Green concerts across the street from 
the Arboretum to Santa Anita Park this year 
when Hamlisch and the Pops were booked 
by the Arboretum, expressed his sorrow at 
the loss of the famous conductor.

 “I, along with millions of people around 
the world, am shocked and saddened by the 
news of the untimely passing yesterday of 
the highly-respected and decorated Marvin 
Hamlisch. It is tragic and we at Cal Phil are 
grieving the loss of the remarkable and talented 
composer who left an indelible mark 
in the industry…but more than that, in the 
lives of everyone, everywhere, who experienced 
the power and brilliance of his music 
and lyrics over the decades. Marvin undeniably 
leaves a legacy that will forever live 
through his music and in our hearts.”

Hamlisch at Arboretum media event June 14


 Skateboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing sports! Whether you are just learning, ready to 
learn advanced tricks, or just want to skate our private skate ramps, Skatedogs skateboarding camp 
is right for you. Make new friends, advance your skateboarding skills, and most importantly, have 
fun! All skaters will receive a Skatedogs T-shirt. Here are a few of the camp requirements: a signed 
Skatedogs waiver form; a skateboard or scooter; knee pads; elbow pads; and a helmet. Our goal is to 
advance the skateboarding skills for people of all ages and ability levels in a fun and safe environment. 
We believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to skateboards. That's why our decks come in 
four different sizes according to height.

 The camp is held at the Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department in the back parking 
lot located at 375 Campus Drive, Arcadia 91007. Registration is now being accepted. The Camp 
will be held Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, 2012 from 9am-12pm for ages 6-12 years. 
Price is $164 for the week.

You can register now, on-line, by mail or in person! To download the registration form, go on-line to 
the City of Arcadia’s website: or stop by the office at 375 Campus Drive. 

 For more information please call 626.574.5113!


The City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is offering two, weeklong sports 
based camps for youth entering grades 5-9. The camp is based on sporting activities including: swimming, 
flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball and many other fun group games. Campers 
will attend two weekly excursions and visit the Arcadia High School Pool three days each week. This 
is an exciting and popular program, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Sports Camp is 
available Monday through Friday, August 6-10 or August 20-24 at the cost of $110 per participant for 
each week. The camp takes place from 9:30am – 3pm at Dana Middle School and offers roundtrip bus 
transportation, team awards, two weekly trips and a camp shirt. For additional information, contact 
the Recreation and Community Services Department at 626.574.5113.


For the period of Sunday, July 29th, through Saturday, August 4th, the Police Department responded to 
949 calls for service of which 121 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 29:

1. Around 4:12 p.m., an officer responded to a two-party traffic collision at the intersection of 
Longden Avenue and El Monte Avenue. The officer discovered party-one caused the collision as he 
failed to yield to party-two. No injuries were reported. 
2. At approximately 5:07 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 
South Baldwin Ave, in reference to a theft report. A male suspect concealed a pair of socks inside his 
backpack and exited the store without making payment. The 17-year-old Black male was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, July 30:

3. At almost 7:00 a.m., officers responded to the 000 block of Alta Street in regards to a report of a 
transient sleeping in the rear of an apartment complex. An investigation revealed the subject was under 
the influence of a controlled substance and a records checked revealed he was on active parole. The 
22-year-old Hispanic male was arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and placed on 
a parole hold. 
4. At about 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Eisenhower Park, 601 North Second Avenue, in 
regards to several subjects drinking alcohol in public and soliciting people for money. Officers arrested 
one 45-year-old Hispanic male who was unable to care himself and transported him to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. A records check revealed he had four previous arrests for Public Intoxication, which 
occurred over the last nine months. 

Tuesday, July 31:

5. Shortly after 9:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Monte Vista Road regarding 
an attempted residential burglary report. The victim exited his bedroom after hearing unusual footsteps 
and encountered an unknown male subject in his hallway. The victim raised a lamp and yelled, after 
which the suspect ran out the front door in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a black 
male, approximately 6’3” tall, 200 lbs., short hair, clean shaven, wearing a white t-shirt, white gloves, 
and black pants or shorts. The officer discovered the suspect entered through an unlocked bathroom 
window. The loss was undetermined at the time of the report. 
6. At about 11:36 a.m., officers responded to a vehicle-pedestrian traffic collision at Highland 
Oaks Drive and Sycamore Avenue. Party-one did not see party-two riding his bicycle in the crosswalk, 
and struck him with his vehicle causing minor knee injuries. The officer determined party-two was in 
violation of Illegal Bicycle Operation at a Traffic Signal.

Wednesday, August 1:

7. At almost 4:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Arcadia Golf Course, 620 East Live Oak 
Avenue, regarding a brush fire burning near a bicycle trail. The Los Angeles County Fire Department 
responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Officers located two subjects fleeing the area in a grey 
Nissan Maxima and conducted a traffic stop. An investigation revealed the subjects were not associated 
with the fire; however, one subject was in possession of a switchblade and the other had an outstanding 
misdemeanor warrant. The 30 and 31-year-old Hispanic males were arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
8. Shortly after 6:20 p.m., officers responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter 
regarding a robbery report. While working on a resident’s lawn in the 500 block of West Camino 
Real Avenue, an unknown suspect held the victim at knife point while two additional suspects stole 
gardening equipment from his van. The suspects fled the location eastbound in a black Ford pick-up 
truck and can be identified if seen again. 

Thursday, August 2:

9. At approximately 9:11 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Foothill Boulevard and Highland 
Oaks Drive where he located a vehicle with a warrant attached to the license plate. The officer discovered 
the warrant belonged to the driver who was never issued a license and was in possession of a billy club. 
The 45-year-old Hispanic male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. Around 11:56 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on eastbound 
Live Oak Avenue at Sixth Avenue. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of 
alcohol and was in possession of cocaine. The 33-year-old Chinese male was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Friday, August 3:

11. At about 12:12 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, in reference to a theft report. A female suspect exited the store without paying for the 
merchandise she concealed in her purse. The 19-year-old Chinese female was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
12. At approximately 3:57 p.m., an officer made consensual contact with a male subject in the 100 
block of East Foothill Boulevard. The subject revealed he was carrying a methamphetamine pipe inside 
his pocket. The 27-year-old male of unknown race was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.